No mixing, No mess.
Citrucel® with Methylcellulose Fiber caplets are an easy and convenient way to help relieve occasional constipation.
No mixing and no mess!
100 ct, 180 ct and 240 ct
We recommend drinking 8 oz. of liquid with each dose of 2-4 caplets.
Citrucel® with Methylcellulose Fiber caplets are an easy and convenient way to relieve occasional constipation.
4 caplets = 1 scoop of powder
Available in 100, 180, and 240 count.
(IN EACH CAPLET)
Methylcellulose (a non-allergenic Fiber) 500mg
Bulk-forming Fiber Laxative
- Helps restore and maintain regularity
- Generally produces a bowel movement in 12-72 hours
†When used as directed
Choking: taking this product without adequate fluid may cause it to swell and block your throat or esophagus and may cause choking. Do not take this product if you have a difficulty in swallowing. If you experience chest pain, vomiting, or difficulty in swallowing or breathing after taking this product, seek immediate medical attention.
ASK A DOCTOR BEFORE USE IF YOU HAVE
- A sudden change in bowel habits that persists for two weeks
- Abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting
STOP USE AND ASK A DOCTOR IF
- Constipation lasts more than 7 days
- You have rectal bleeding
- Read and follow label for complete directions four use.
These could be signs of a serious conditions
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
Read and follow label for complete directions for use
Take this product (child or adult dose) with at least 8 ounces (a full glass) of water or other fluid. Taking this product without enough liquid may cause choking. See choking warning.
Adults & children 12 years of age and over: Start with 2 caplets. Increase as needed up to 6 times per day. Do not exceed 12 caplets per day.
Children 6-11 years of age: Start with 1 caplet. Increase as needed up to 6 times per day. Do not exceed 6 caplets per day.
Children under 6 years of age: Consult a physician.
- Each caplet contains: calcium 10mg
- Store below 77° F (25° C)
- Protect contents from humidity
- Keep tightly closed
Crospovidone, Dibasic Calcium Phosphate, FD&C Yellow No. 6 Aluminum Lake, Magnesium Stearate, Maltodextrin, Povidone, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?
Call Toll-Free 1-800-897-6081 (English/Spanish) weekdays
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A smart choice for sugar-restricted diets, our sugar-free mix tastes great and offers the same benefits as the original orange mix.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What is the difference between the psyllium fiber in Metamucil and the methylcellulose fiber in Citrucel®?
Fiber is the non-digestible portion of plant foods that plays a critical role in digestion. There are two different categories that all fiber products fall into: 1) soluble or insoluble, and 2) fermentable or non-fermentable.
Soluble fiber dissolves in water, whereas insoluble fiber does not. The fiber in Citrucel® with Methylcellulose Fiber is 100% soluble; the psyllium fiber in Metamucil is not 100% soluble.
Citrucel® with Methylcellulose Fiber contains only 100% non-fermentable fiber, so none of it ferments to cause excess gas.**
**Based on laboratory testing. Individual results may vary.
How long does it take Citrucel® with Methylcellulose Fiber to work?
Citrucel® with Methylcellulose Fiber can take anywhere between 12 and 72 hours to take effect.
How do Citrucel® with Methylcellulose Fiber caplets compare to the powder in their fiber content?
Each two-caplet dose of Citrucel® with Methylcellulose Fiber caplets contains one gram of methylcellulose. This compares to two grams of Citrucel® with Methylcellulose Fiber in each one-scoop dose. In other words, you will need to take four caplets to get the same amount of fiber that is in one scoop Citrucel® with Methylcellulose Fiber powder. Four caplets can be taken at the same time. We recommend that you drink 8 oz. of liquid with each dose of 2-4 caplets.
How long can Citrucel® with Methylcellulose Fiber be used? Can I use it every day?
Laxative products, including Citrucel® with Methylcellulose Fiber, shouldn’t be used for longer than one week unless you’re directed to do so by your physician. If you encounter a situation in which you find that you need a product like Citrucel® with Methylcellulose Fiber for a longer period of time, we would recommend that you contact your doctor for advice on the possible causes of the situation and courses of action.
Additionally, the suggested one-week duration for using the product serves to make consumers aware that an on-going problem, such as persistent constipation, warrants medical attention. If appropriate, a physician may advise you to use the product on a daily basis. Consult your doctor to determine if a more regimented use of Citrucel® with Methylcellulose Fiber is appropriate for you.
How do the carbs and calories in one dose of Citrucel® Powder compare with that of Citrucel® Caplets?
Citrucel® with Methylcellulose Fiber Regular Orange - 17g carbs and 60 calories
Citrucel® with Methylcellulose Fiber Sugar-Free Orange - 8g carbs and 24 calories
Citrucel® with Methylcellulose Fiber Caplets (2 caplet dose) - 0 carbs, 5 calories
I have a hard time swallowing the caplets. Can I chew, crush, or cut Citrucel® caplets?
Citrucel® with Methylcellulose Fiber caplets are not designed to be chewed. Crushing or cutting the caplet is acceptable and will not impact the therapeutic value of Citrucel® with Methylcellulose Fiber caplets.